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Re: Need feedback from those using strict interpretation for Woodstructures

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In a message dated 7/31/99 1:38:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time, chuckuc(--nospam--at) 

<<  If you keep a uniform nailing pattern for shearwalls,
 distribute the shearwalls reasonably, avoid too many narrow walls, and use 
 tiedowns I think both the analysis and the structure will be well behaved and
 well regarded.
 Chuck Utzman, P.E.

Try to explain that to the architect, or am I the only one getting those "not 
as simple as you put it" house floor plans (I am talking about really hair 
pulling floor plans)

Oshin Tosounian, S.E.